We are a commodity trading company who buys and sells commodities all over the world.
We rely on a massive network of third-party logistics providers (truck, rail, ocean), customs clearing houses, logistics brokers and storage facilities to help us deliver our products.
We run SAP ERP - and use LO/LE to manage all of our shipping data. Our challenge is that our logistics documentation (loading instructions, packing lists, certificates of origin, bills of lading, invoices, etc) are all built on smart forms.
Our logistics coordinators constantly have to tweak the documentation to meet unique import/export requirements or to match letters of credit - but this is a painful process using standard LO/LE.
I was wondering if we could use Adobe forms to help solve this challenge.
Ideally a user could enter or select from a list the information directly on the document and have the document save those changes back to SAP.
Additionally it would be great if the form could pull data from the trade/shipment and prepopulate the form so the users can just review it, change what needs to be changed, and save the changes back to the system before printing or emailing the document to the carrier/customer.
Any ideas would be appreciated.